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lingerie as outerwear

Ever since the days of Madonna and Jean Paul Gaultier, lingerie as outerwear has been a fixture on the lingerie scene. Yes, the look may fade in and out of “official” trend reports but wearing chemises, bustiers, and camisoles as part of your everyday attire has never really gone out of style. Countless celebrities, from Halle Berry to Rihanna to Kylie Jenner, have all embraced this look, and it has a constant presence on runways ranging from Dior and Dolce & Gabbana to Marc Jacobs and Givenchy.

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Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. I hate wearing pants. Truly. I live my life in slip dresses, vintage skirts, flirty loungewear, and cute cut-offs. I also live in New York City, where commuting means at least 30 minutes of walking and sitting on public transportation in below-freezing temperatures for 3 months out of the year. But I don’t have to compromise my comfort for the warmth of a pair […]

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Fashion is my form of personal self expression but I can recognize that it doesn’t exist in a bubble. There’s something about my personal style that needs to be seen and heard. I know that for me at least this stems from existing in a body that is so often invisible in fashion. And that invisibility definitely carries over to lingerie as well. Over the past few years, incorporating lingerie into my personal style has been empowering. Even though I totally got into the camisole and jeans combo in the early 2000s, I never thought I would reach the point where I feel most myself wearing a sheer shirt that shows my bra.

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I just can’t even come up with the words to describe my feelings for this gown. If ever there was a dressing gown that embodied Hollywood glamour – that was pure, undiluted, old school, cigarette holder, dripping jewels allure – this is it. The Emerald & Palm Dressing Gown has no shame about being what it is, and what it is over the top, lascivious, inspired luxury. There’s no attempt […]

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Disclosure: I received this item free of charge for review purposes. All opinions are my own. Decadent Designs is a Toronto based alternative fashion line creating handmade womenswear. Though they aren’t a lingerie brand, Decadent Designs does offer several “neck corset” designs which fit well in the lingerie accessories niche. Today I’ll be reviewing the Lace Neck Corset, which shares certain similarities with traditional corsetry. The collar is well proportioned, with pleasing lines […]

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